9th Annual Japan ETF Conference

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:30 AM JST

Join us and industry experts as we explore the continued growth and evolution of the Asian ETF landscape. Gain a deeper understanding of the innovations driving access to regional markets while networking with peers at our full-day, complimentary event.

This year's line-up includes speakers from widely-recognized firms such as:

Asset Management One
BlackRock Japan
Commons Asset Management, Inc.
Deutsche Asset Management
Direxion Investments
Financial Services Agency
Flow Traders
Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX)
Jane Street
Japan Securities Dealers Association
Kyoto University
Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Monex-Saison-Vanguard Investment Partners, Inc.
Nikko Asset Management
Nomura Asset Management
Rakuten Securities, Inc.
Riverfront Investment Group
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Société Générale
State Street Global Advisors (Japan) Co., Ltd.
Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)
Tokyo Stock Exchange
UBS AM Passive Research
Vanguard Investments Japan, Ltd.
WisdomTree Japan Inc.

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Alex Matturri

S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Kyung-hak Kim

Korea Exchange (KRX)

Motomi Hiratsuka

Neuberger Berman Asia Limited

Sammy Yip

Vanguard Investments Hong Kong Limited

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Viktor Östebo

Flow Traders

Partners
HKEX (Exchange)
TSE (Additional)
CFA Japan (Additional)
CBOE (Additional)
Japan FP (Additional)
Japan Securities Dealers Association (Additional)
KRX (Additional)
TWSE (Additional)
CAIA (Additional)
SGX (Additional)
CME (Additional)
SSGA SPDR Japanese (Associated)
Vanguard (Associated)
iShares (Associated)
WisdomTree (Associated)
Asset Management One (Exchange)
Deutsche Asset Management (Exchange)
Direxion (Exchange)
ICBC (Exchange)
Jane Street (Exchange)
Lyxor (Exchange)
Mitsubishi UFJ (Exchange)
Nikko AM (Exchange)
Nomura (Exchange)
UBS (Exchange)
Yuanta (Exchange)
LOCATION
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

  • 8:30    Doors Open
  • 9:00    Opening Remarks
    • Alex Matturri, Chief Executive Officer, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • 9:05    Keynote Speech
    • Koichiro Miyahara, President & CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

Session 1: A Closer Look at the Global ETP Market

  • 9:15    An Analysis of Global and Local ETP Markets
    • John Davies, Global Head of Exchange Traded Products, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • 9:30   Panel Discussion 1: Asia’s Expanding ETF Market
    • Panelists
      • Ryo Takagi, Senior Vice President, New Listings Department, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
      • Brian Roberts, Senior Vice President, Head of ETFs, HKEX
      • Pony Bo-Li Huang, Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Strategy Department Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)
      • Kyung-hak Kim, Director General of Securitized Products Market Department, KOSPI Market, Korea Exchange (KRX)
    • Moderator
      • Yoshiyuki Makino, Head of Japan Office, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Session 2: ETPs as Tools for Capturing Trends

  • 10:15  Extension of NISA/Change of DC Scheme, Unlocking Opportunities with the Latest Index-Based Tools
    • Kazutoshi Inano, Chairman & CEO, Japan Securities Dealers Association 
  • 10:45  Lessons from Abroad: The Important Role of Independent Financial Advisors in the U.S.
    • Michael Jones, Chairman and CIO, Riverfront Investment Group
  • 11:00  Beyond ETFs: From Products to Solution 
    • Jesper Koll, Chief Executive Officer of WisdomTree Japan Inc.
  • 11:15  Panel Discussion 2: How is the Advisory Business Changing Today to Prepare for Tomorrow?           
    • Panelists
      • Nobuhiko Masaki, Department Manager, Investment Management Business Unit, Asset Solution Division, Rakuten Securities, Inc.
      • Keiichi Ohara, President,  Monex-Saison-Vanguard Investment Partners, Inc.
      • Osamu Okuyama, Head of Index Products, Senior Product Manager, Investment and Research Div., Nomura Asset Management Co., LTD.
    • Moderator
      • Motomi Hiratsuka, CIIA, Senior Vice President, Neuberger Berman Limited
  • 12:05  Lunch / Networking

Session 3: The Evolution of Asset Management

  • 12:55  Use of ETFs in Households’ Stable Asset Buliding and Challenges(Discussions of the Working Group on Financial Markets under the Financial System Council)
    • Junichi Nakajima, Deputy director-General of Planning and Coordination Bureau, Financial Services Agency
  • 13:15  Using ETFs for Strategic Portfolios
    • Sammy Yip, Head of Product Management, Asia, Vanguard Investments Hong Kong Limited
  • 13:30  Panel Discussion 3: Asset Management Practices in Today’s Markets and a Look at What’s on the Horizon
    • Panelists
      • Koei Imai, Head of ETF Center, Head of ETF Development Department, Head of ETF Promotion Department, Nikko Asset Management
      • Kohei Sasaki, Manager, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management
      • Yoshihiro Hamada, Product Div. / Product Strategy Planning Group / Head of Product Strategy Planning Group, Asset Management One
    • Moderator:
      • Tetsuro Ii, President and CEO, Commons Asset Management, Inc.
  • 14:20  Building Today’s Multi-Asset Portfolio with Index Products
    • Kensuke Niihara, Head of Investment Solutions Group and Currency, Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors (Japan) Co., Ltd.
  • 14:35  Break / Networking 

Session 4: The Expanding Role of Indices and Passive Management

  • 14:45  The Rise of Passive Investing
    • David Blitzer, Chairman of Index Committee, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • 15:00  Panel Discussion 4: Innovation Watch: What Could Be Next for Indices and ETFs
    • Panelists
      • Motohiro Maeda, Investment Div. / Passive Investment Group / Head of Passive Investment Group, Asset Management One
      • Yoshiyuki Masuda, Associate General Manager of Trust Assets Planning Division and Asset Management Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
      • Junichi Honda, Head of Investment Solutions Division, Head of ETF Department Executive Director, UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
    • Moderator
      • Yasuyuki Kato, Professor, Kyoto University
  • 15:50  Panel Discussion 5: Global Investor Spotlight: How Is Demand Driving Diversified Products?       
    • Panelists:
      • Drew Blackburn, Managing Director and Head of Asia, Direxion Investments
      • Marco Montanari, Managing Director, Head of Passive Asset Management, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Asset Management
      • Priscilla Luk, Senior Director & Head of Asia Pacific, Global Research & Design, S&P Dow Jones Indices
      • Christopher Friese, Head of Asia, Lyxor ETF, Société Générale
  • 16:40  Break / Networking

Session 5: A Shifting Trading Landscape

  • 16:50  Panel Discussion 6: An Inside Look at ETF Trading
    • Panelists:
      • Curtis Tai, Director, Asia-Pacific ETF Sales & Trading, Jane Street
      • Kei Okazaki, Manager of Strategic Planning Group, Equities Department, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
      • Viktor Östebo, Head of Institutional Trading, Flow Traders
    • Moderator
      • Makoto Shiota, Managing Director, Head of ETF Business Promotion, Nomura Securities

Session 6: The Rise of ETPs as Institutional Tools

  • 17:35 Latest Development of ETF
    • Jason Miller, Managing Director, Head of iShares Business, BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

  • 17:50  Panel Discussion 7: Looking Back to Move Ahead: An Institutional Perspective of the Past, Present, and Possible Future of Japan’s ETF Market
    • Panelists:
      • Yasuyuki Konuma, Senior Executive Officer, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
      • Yasuyuki Kato, Ph.D. Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University
      • Makoto Shiota, Managing Director, Head of ETF Business Promotion, Nomura Securities
    • Moderator 
      • Yoshiyuki Makino, Head of Tokyo Office, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • 18:40  Closing Remarks
    • Yoshiyuki Makino, Head of Tokyo Office, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • 18:45  Networking Reception

Alex Matturri

S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Kyung-hak Kim

Korea Exchange (KRX)

Motomi Hiratsuka

Neuberger Berman Asia Limited

Sammy Yip

Vanguard Investments Hong Kong Limited

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Viktor Östebo

Flow Traders

Christopher Friese

Lyxor ETF, Société Générale

Nobuhiko Masaki

Rakuten Securities, Inc.

Tetsuro Ii

Commons Asset Management, Inc

Kensuke Niihara

State Street Global Advisors (Japan) Co., Ltd.

Yoshiyuki Masuda

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Curtis Tai

Jane Street

Motohiro Maeda

Asset Management One

Ryo Takagi

Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

Junichi Nakajima

Financial Services Agency

Pony Bo-Li Huang

Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)

Koichiro Miyahara

Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc.

John Davies

S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Yasuyuki Konuma

Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

David Blitzer

S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Keiichi O’hara

Monex-Saison-Vanguard Partners, Inc.

Kazutoshi Inano

Japan Securities Dealers Association

Yasuyuki Kato

Kyoto University

Yoshiyuki Makino

S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Marco Montanari

Deutsche Bank

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Jesper Koll

WisdomTree Japan K.K.

Osamu Okuyama

Nomura Asset Management

Kana Kawasaki

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Makoto Shiota

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

Michael Jones

RiverFront Investment Group

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Drew Blackburn

Direxion Investments

Koei Imai

Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Yoshihiro Hamada

DIAM Asset Management

Junichi Honda

UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd.

Kohei Sasaki

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Priscilla Luk

S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Jason Miller

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

Kei Okazaki

Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

Yoko Arai

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

Rob Ivanoff

ETF Business Review

Junji Kawahara

Nomura Asset Management

Masaki Sugihara

State Street Global Advisors (Japan) Co., Ltd.

Tianyin Cheng

S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Masafumi Watanabe

WisdomTree Japan Inc.

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